Interested in looking at VR to game with my young twins

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Ok I've got identical 6 year old boys. I've borrowed a VR set af ew years ago and was a bit of fun and now I'm possibly looking to get proper VR set to use for the house.

No idea really where to start or what's the better option to have, given it'll also be used by the kids....probably MOSTLY used by kids but I'd love to game on it too.

Has VR got to the point where it's self contained now, or do I still need a PC hooked up to run stuff? My PC is decent enough but it's in my office and I'd be looking to get the VR for the livingroom use.

What's the best VR option to buy, given the above points?
 
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Ok I've got identical 6 year old boys. I've borrowed a VR set af ew years ago and was a bit of fun and now I'm possibly looking to get proper VR set to use for the house.

No idea really where to start or what's the better option to have, given it'll also be used by the kids....probably MOSTLY used by kids but I'd love to game on it too.

Has VR got to the point where it's self contained now, or do I still need a PC hooked up to run stuff? My PC is decent enough but it's in my office and I'd be looking to get the VR for the livingroom use.

What's the best VR option to buy, given the above points?
I wouldn't let a 6 year old play that much on it for several reasons to be honest. i let my then 8 year old play a little, and still let him play now.

It wouldn't fit very well to start with. On top of that, research shows that until the age of around 10, they're still developing their sense of their world related to their physical movements. Though i suppose stationary experiences wouldn't be effected by that. I wouldn't expect them to necessarily look after it properly, falling over is not uncommon for first time VR users, and children who can get more easily absorbed into worlds could easily injure themselves or damage the headset.

q2 is completely standalone, with the option to play via PC as well (wirelessly too), so with a decent enough connection, you could still do pcvr in your living room.
 
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A mate has a 4y old daughter and he can't get her off the Q2. Hsd to buy a battery pack to balance the headset as the strap would not keep it in place. No issues with IPD, although she is well supervised when she's using it.
 
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I'm very strict with the boys game time (minecraft or phone games) They have to earn gaming hour (tuesday, thursday and Sunday for an hour - 3 x 10min goes each, with a timer) by making their beds, clearing dinner tables etc. I prefer to boot them outside to play with real kids and they do that, daily. I see what too much screen time does to a kid (sister in laws kid is just ridiculous and I'm sure is addicted to her phone and she's only 10) and mine won't be going down that route

However I also want to treat them (and me lol) with the odd go of VR too. I think the Quest sounds an option to investigate.
 
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I'm very strict with the boys game time (minecraft or phone games) They have to earn gaming hour (tuesday, thursday and Sunday for an hour - 3 x 10min goes each, with a timer) by making their beds, clearing dinner tables etc. I prefer to boot them outside to play with real kids and they do that, daily. I see what too much screen time does to a kid (sister in laws kid is just ridiculous and I'm sure is addicted to her phone and she's only 10) and mine won't be going down that route

However I also want to treat them (and me lol) with the odd go of VR too. I think the Quest sounds an option to investigate.
They'd love it, just make sure you're supervising. You can set it up to stream what they're seeing so you can easily watch what they're doing and help them out etc.
 
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Oh, I just answered your post in the Specs thread. You don't need a PC for the Quest 2 and for kids you wouldn't need a PC as there are lots of fun games to play standalone. As Kids they will probably like the First Steps intro as much as any game.
 
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They'd love it, just make sure you're supervising. You can set it up to stream what they're seeing so you can easily watch what they're doing and help them out etc.

Streaming bit you mentioned, would that have to be shown on a PC monitor or would it be on the livingroom TV? PC is upstairs so pointless if we're downstairs.
 
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Oh, I just answered your post in the Specs thread. You don't need a PC for the Quest 2 and for kids you wouldn't need a PC as there are lots of fun games to play standalone. As Kids they will probably like the First Steps intro as much as any game.

That's good to know about simple games for them without the PC option being needed.

I'd be looking to utilise the PC for gaming myself and let them do their thing with the other simple games.
 
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That's good to know about simple games for them without the PC option being needed.

I'd be looking to utilise the PC for gaming myself and let them do their thing with the other simple games.
You'd be surprised at how good a lot of the standalone content is. A group of us from here play regularly on Monday evenings and have a great time.
 
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You'd be surprised at how good a lot of the standalone content is. A group of us from here play regularly on Monday evenings and have a great time.

What sort of games are there? When I DID get the use of teh VR a few years ago, it was Steam VR i tried and it wasn't great.

Any recommedations of games that I can look at now?
 
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What sort of games are there? When I DID get the use of teh VR a few years ago, it was Steam VR i tried and it wasn't great.

Any recommedations of games that I can look at now?

Just check out the titles/reviews on the oculus store. Sidequest also has some games that are nor authorised by oculus yet.
 
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What sort of games are there? When I DID get the use of teh VR a few years ago, it was Steam VR i tried and it wasn't great.

Any recommedations of games that I can look at now?
Walkabout mini golf is a classic. Eleven table tennis is very good. Beat saber, pistol whip are very good. Real VR fishing is a nice relaxing game. There's tons of experiences out there, plenty of them free, silly and a lot of fun.
 
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A mate has a 4y old daughter and he can't get her off the Q2. Hsd to buy a battery pack to balance the headset as the strap would not keep it in place. No issues with IPD, although she is well supervised when she's using it.

A 4 year old has an IPD of 58mm or higher??
 
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A 4 year old has an IPD of 58mm or higher??

I've no idea. I don't make a habit of measuring 4 year olds IPDs. She may look like Admiral Ackbar
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